Canvas to Canvas Course Import (course copy)

This article walks through the steps of copying one Canvas Course Site into another Canvas Course Site.


  1. Log in to

  2. Navigate to the Canvas course site that you want to copy content into.

  3. In the Course menu, select Settings.

  4. From the right menu, select Import Course Content.

screenshot demonstrating the step From the menu on the righthand side of the screen select Import Course Content


A new page will open titled, Import Content.

5. From the Content-Type drop-down menu select Copy a Canvas Course. Note there are other import options available.

From the Content Type drop-down menu, select Copy a Canvas Course.

6. In the Search for a Course box, start typing in the course name that you want to copy and select the Course you want to Copy From on the list that automatically displays. You can choose the radial button for either All Content or Select Specific ContentWhen you Select Specific Content there will be a 2nd page that asks you the check boxes next to each area of content you wish to copy.

  • You can batch adjust course dates here, or there is another batch date change option available in the Canvas Assignments area of the course as well.

  • Select Import.

  • A live update will display the status of the import, starting at “Queued” and ending with a green “Completed” once the import is done.

  • Select Home from your Course Menu and check out the content.

screenshot of the home button in the course menu.

If your course included quizzes with Respondus Lockdown Browser or ProctorU enabled, these often appear in the new course with the expected “ … requires Lockdown Browser …” or “ … ProctorU …” in the quiz title, but the settings do not copy into the new course.

When copying Respondus Lockdown Browser or ProctorU quizzes, take the following steps in the new course:

  1. Open each quiz.

  2. Confirm or reset the Respondus and ProctorU settings.

If the course copied included assignments using an LTI, validate the integration in the new course and confirm any corresponding assignments in the new course.

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